November 2005 Archives
November 27th 2005: Maria has confirmed that she intented on playing only one WTA preparation event for the Australian Open, the tournament in Gold Coast. As you can read here, the Sydney tournament is hoping for a change of mind, see here:)
November 23rd 2005: Maria is being sued for apparently refusing to have her name refused in a documentary entitled: "Anna's Army: Behind the rise of Russian women's tennis", read about it here.
November 21st 2005: Good news as Maria was named the top female tennis player in Russia by the Russian Tennis Federation:) Well done Masha:) The second in line was Elena Dementieva, who finished only slightly behind Maria in the year-end rankings.
November 14th 2005: Unfortunately, Maria will end the 2005 season as the #4 player in the world as a late rally by Amelie Mauresmo was enough for her to get the #3 spot....! More news soon!
November 12th 2005: Oh no!:( Maria's 2005 season came to an end today as she was defeated 7-6, 6-3 by Amelie Mauresmo in Los Angeles...
November 12th 2005: Maria was playing her last first round match, she was defeated by Nadia Petrova 6-1, 6-2 in a match that was not that important since she still moves on to the semis:) Tomorrow, Maria will face Amelie Mauresmo in the semis:)
November 11th 2005: Maria posted a great win yesterday evening as she defeated the new world #1 player Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Maria will play her final first round match tonight against Nadia Petrova..!
November 9th 2005: Maria played and won her first match yesterday evening in Los Angeles, she won 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 against Patty Schnyder!!:) Next match for Maria is Wednesday:)
November 8th 2005: See a photo of Maria at the media event yesterday in Los Angeles here:)
November 7th 2005: Well this is it, Maria is now in Los Angeles playing the Year End Championships, a tournament she won last year:) Maria first has to finish in the top 2 of her group of 4. Other players in her group include Lindsay Davenport, Patty Schnyder and Nadia Petrova! Maria will play her first match Tuesday against Patty Schnyder:)
November 2nd 2005: Bad news as Maria after all withdrew from the Advanta Championships in Philadelphia...! Read about it here:)
November 1st 2005: Maria's first round opponent in Philadelphia will be either Australia's Samantha Stosur or American Lisa Raymond, the two face off tonight in Philly.